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mung bean

[muhng] /mʌŋ/
noun
1.
a plant, Vigna radiata, of the legume family, cultivated for its edible seeds, pods, and young sprouts.
2.
the seed or pod of this plant.
Also called gram, green gram.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; earlier moong < Hindi mū̃g, variant of mūg; compare Pali, Prakrit mugga, Sanskrit mudga
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mung bean

/mʌŋ/
noun
1.
an E Asian bean plant, Phaseolus aureus, grown for forage and as the source of bean sprouts used in oriental cookery
2.
the seed of this plant
Word Origin
C20 mung, changed from mungo, from Tamil mūngu, ultimately from Sanskrit mudga
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